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Conference Name Update and Highlights of Ag Help Wanted

John P. Hewlett, Jeffrey E. Tranel, and Trent Teegerstrom


Ag Help Wanted is an educational guidebook designed to assist every person who currently manages or expects to manage human resources on farms, ranches, dairies, nurseries, and other agricultural operations. A series of 4-page updates and highlights provide supporting materials and resources for the original text. Available online, in Spanish and in English, these materials can be used either as the focus for onsite educational programs or in support of other programming addressing agricultural labor and labor management.

Ag Help Wanted is a source of ideas for improving management policies or practices, an occasional reference in coping with problems that arise, or a base for the systematic study of human resource management in agriculture. It presents principles, practical examples, regulatory considerations, and leads to more references that all help equip managers to make choices that are reasonable, legal, and ultimately effective for both their businesses and the people they employ.

Ag Help Wanted components include: the Ag Help Wanted guidebook in both printed and digital (PDF) formats and an online companion website (AgHelpWanted.org). The online resource provides links to book content, content highlights (English/Spanish), support links to federal, state, and other supporting agency documents/websites, and video clips offering nine sets of brief vignettes that illustrate approaches to one-on-one communication in problem work situations.